California 2010 Preseason Rankings: QBs

Lakewood's Jesse Scroggins and El Cajon Valhalla's Peter Thomas head the list of the state's top quarterbacks in the class of 2010...

The class of 2010 may not be as deep as the 2009 crop, but there is still some serious talent, led by Scroggins and Thomas. 

1. Jesse Scroggins, Lakewood (Calif.)- USC
A great spring and summer has firmly entrenched him as the #2 quarterback in the West.  His strong arm will be on display for one of the more talented teams in the Southland.

2. Peter Thomas, El Cajon (Calif.) Valhalla- Arizona State
Big, strong-armed and heady leader, is the top quarterback in San Diego.

3. Brett Nottingham, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista- UCLA
Good pocket presence and polish, NorCal's top passer is also one of the smartest quarterbacks in the region.

4. Nick Montana, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian- Washington
Leads what may be the most talented team in California and has all the intangibles you want in a quarterback.

5. Bryan Bennett, Encino (Calif.) Crespi- Oregon
His big spring was capitalized with top quarterback honors at the Los Angeles UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine.

6. Tyler Bray, Kingsburg (Calif.)- San Diego State
Tall and lanky but has some serious zip on his passes as well as excellent footwork.  The top prospect in Central California.

7. Sean Mannion, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill- Oregon State
The son of a coach, Mannion has good arm strength and accuracy and his best football days are still ahead of him.

8. Chase Rettig, San Clemente (Calif.)- Boston College
With his move from La Sierra to San Clemente, Rettig will get a chance to play on the big stage for a team always tough to play.

9. Nick Hirschman, Los Gatos (Calif.)- Colorado
From the same school as Buffalo Bills' quarterback Trent Edwards, Hirschman has the school records in sight and is shooting for a second straight section title.

10. Brandon Connette, Corona (Calif.) Santiago- Duke
Ready to make the jump from good to great this year and with a new coach and system, with talent around him, the pieces are in place.

The Next 10 (in alphabetical order):
Brian Blechen, Moorpark (Calif.)- Utah
Brody Rohach, Moorpark (Calif.) Moorpark
Demetrius Williams, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum
Greg Watson, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
Marcus McDade, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's
Matt Viles, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Ryan Kasdorf, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
Ryan Orozco, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Victor Perez, Chula Vista (Calif.)
Tyler Shreve, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
 

Other Quarterbacks to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Lachelt, Ontario (Calif.) Christian
Angel Santiago, Etiwanda (Calif.)
Bam Goodall, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Chad Dashnaw, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Cody Fajardo, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Dallin McEwen, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
D'Angelo Barksdale, Chula Vista (Calif.) Eastlake
Dominic Ragland, Fountain Valley (Calif.)
Dylan Swartz, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
J.T. Adams, El Centro (Calif.) Central
James Lee, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
Kent London, Milpitas (Calif.)
Kerr Taubler, Fresno (Calif.) Bullard
Lester Fontenette, San Diego (Calif.) Madison
Logan Meyer, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Marquel Carter, Culver City (Calif.)
Max Mondol, Oxnard (Calif.) Pacifica
Max Smith, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham
Mitch Glassman, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral
Quinton McCown, Hilmar (Calif.)
R.J. Rosborough, Santa Barbara (Calif.)
T.J. Jordan, Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti
Te'Shon Burton, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Tommy Bernal, Arroyo Grande (Calif.)
Tommy Stephens, Moraga (Calif.) Campolinda
 


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